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A Comparative Study on Korean Counterparts of Chinese Political and Diplomatic Terms

  • The Journal of Translation Studies
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2023, 24(2), pp.69-99
  • DOI : 10.15749/jts.2023.24.2.003
  • Publisher : The Korean Association for Translation Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Interpretation and Translation Studies
  • Received : May 10, 2023
  • Accepted : June 22, 2023
  • Published : June 30, 2023

Yuan, Linlin 1

1한국외국어대학교 일반대학원 외국어로서의한국어번역전공

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ABSTRACT

This study aims to compare and analyze the Korean counterparts of Chinese political and diplomatic terms used in Chinese and Korean news media. Political and diplomatic terms are redefined as sensitive terms that may impact international relations or generate controversy. Following this definition, the study extracted political and diplomatic terms from Korean versions of Chinese media websites and classified them into two categories. It then examined the types of Korean counterparts and discussed the problems identified in their translations. Furthermore, the study suggested ways to improve the translation quality of political and diplomatic terms. The findings of the study revealed that a country’s political stance influences the selection of Korean equivalents, and differences were observed in the types of Korean counterparts used between Korean and Chinese news media. Moreover, various problems were identified in these Korean counterparts, such as incorrect use of punctuation, spelling errors, and inappropriate expressions. The study examined a variety of translation techniques that can effectively convey the nuanced meanings of political terms. It can provide valuable insights for future research on Chinese-Korean translation strategies for political and diplomatic terms.

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